Learn how to make a calendar scheduler and add scheduling functionality to enable appointment scheduling.
In this blog post we explore building a fully functional calendar scheduler. Understanding how to build a scheduling app for small businesses and companies is a great opportunity that can benefit from having an appointment scheduling app to boost their business.
You can find all the code in this blog on our Nylas Samples repository. We recently discussed how to building a scheduling app on our LiveStream Coding with Nylas:
What is a Calendar Scheduler?
Calendar scheduler is the ability to create a common calendar that others can use for scheduling an appointment or scheduling some time. As an example, take a small business looking to boost their online exposure by creating a scheduling app for users to book and pay for a service ahead of arriving.
Who needs a Calendar Scheduler?
Having a calendar scheduler functionality is important for any business that consists of the following interactions with their users:
Your users required booking an appointment so appointment scheduling
Your employees are required to have a work schedule so employee scheduling
Small businesses can benefit from adding a calendar scheduler functionality to their workflows.
In this section, let’s go over features you need when building a Scheduler App.
Customizable Pre-Build Scheduling UI:Being able to use a ready built scheduling UI is a quick and easy way to get started to create a scheduling app that is ready to use.
Automate Manual Tasks:Having the ability to send out reminder emails or request information for each booking is a great way to learn more about your users and ensure they get friendly reminders before an upcoming event or appointment.
Embeddable Scheduling UI:Being able to add scheduling functionality to an existing workflow or application is a great add-on that creates robust functionality with minimal effort.
Instant Booking: Ensuring you book events in your users calendar instantly is a great approach to providing feedback and blocking off time in your users’ calendar.
Time Zone and Localization Support: Being able to connect with your user’s across time zones and languages is important for making your service or business accessible.
Group Scheduling: Being able to book appointments across multiple individuals is a powerful feature for creating group events and ensuring accountability.
Availability Synchronization: Enabling your users to book events when it fits into their schedule is important. So having the functionality to synchronize their calendar with your service or business will make booking more seamless.
How to Create a Scheduling App Step by Step
Let’s look through the steps for creating a scheduling app step by step with code!
Let’s discuss the scenario before we jump into coding. We are building an application for a small business that both their employees and customers can use. So the core features will consist of:
Employees being able to list out their services and create public calendars
Users being able to access the different services available and book them using the public calendars
To build this we will be using the Nylas Scheduler functionality to create a scheduling app. Here is an overview of the application flow:
Step 1: Sign up to try out the Nylas Scheduler for Free!
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